Many people spend most of their educational career without learning about any of these influential writers. So when other writers, like Lorraine Hansberry, incorporate some of the themes from the works of these artists, many of us think that their thoughts and ideas are original. It is important to have knowledge about these poets on this website, as well as the others of their time, and what made them become unknown to us. For each poet, there is a biographical account of their childhood, education, adulthood, and the events that influenced their works. Also included is a selected work by each writer.